Self-employed

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 29th March 2017.

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Photo of Melanie Onn Melanie Onn Labour, Great Grimsby

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether Matthew Taylor's independent review into modern employment practices will consider whether people in self-employment should share the same characteristics of workers and should therefore be entitled to sick pay, annual leave and the national living wage.

Photo of Margot James Margot James Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

The current employment framework means a person’s entitlement to employment rights is determined by their employment status. The wide ranging independent Review of Employment Practices in the Modern Economy is considering the impact of non-standard forms of employment on security, pay and rights.

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